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    As some of you might know the lovely Mrs Champgymusa is fighting for her life from a very rare and deadly bone marrow cancer...the only treatment to buy her any time is stem cell / bone marrow transplant. We are lucky in that Cathy was able to donate her own cells and have them treated and then replaced. Not all are that lucky. Last year the GVSU football was swabbed as a team for being donors. Two people matched and both have donated the life saving cells to save two people. Now my thinking is this...what if EVERY team did this..can you even imagine how much good could come of this. If you have any influence at all with your team suggest this to them.

    I know there are a ton of causes out there...I get that...but when you see someones life being saved with a bag on an IV pole full of cells that came from a donor, it will forever change your life. I thank you in advance for your efforts.

    Anchor up! Go Lakers, Go Any team that will help us to save lives.

    Champgymusa

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    My dad had two of these transplants. I myself am registered on bethematch.org. I’d encourage everyone do to the same. You can save a life

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    Quote Originally Posted by outsidezone69 View Post
    My dad had two of these transplants. I myself am registered on bethematch.org. I’d encourage everyone do to the same. You can save a life
    I am also registered. I donated 5 years ago.

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    We ran a drive on the institution I work for... one of my student workers ended up matching and donating. Student said it was a very positive experience. I'm registered, but haven't matched. I also encourage folks to host a drive/register.

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    Quote Originally Posted by champgymusa View Post
    Go Laker,
    Thank you! Yes, I registered for bone marrow many years ago along with most of the coaches and teachers at our school. The year before I got there a student went through this and was lucky to have a match in her brother. She is still alive today.

    I'm also an organ donor- that shows on my Minnesota driver's license. And I am scheduled to donate blood today in Buffalo Lake at 1 PM. This will be #61 according to their records- I lost track a long time ago.

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